NHL Free Agency 2012: Flyers Re-Sign Jakub Voracek To 4-Year Deal

April 7, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek (93) races up ice ahead of Pittsburgh Penguins center Tyler Kennedy (48) against during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

The Philadelphia Flyers re-signed Jakub Voracek to a four-year deal this week.

The Philadelphia Flyers have re-signed restricted free agent winger Jakub Voracek to a four-year deal. It was an important move that had been a long time coming, according to the Flyers, for a player who they envision joining the first line.

Voracek signed a four-year deal worth $17 million. The news was first reported by our own Dave Strehle, who confirmed with Voracek's agent (and ex-Flyer) Petr Svoboda.

Philadelphia acquired Voracek in a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets prior to the start of last season. The Czech winger scored 18 goals and 31 assists in 78 games last year. The team anticipates the 22-year-old to replace the void left by Jaromir Jagr, who signed with Dallas as a free agent.

You can read more about the Philadelphia Flyers at Broad Street Hockey. For more on the NHL draft and additional news, notes and analysis around the league during the season and offseason, be sure to check out SB Nation's dedicated hub page.

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